Although the summer months are slowly coming to an end, there is still plenty of time to have some fun exploring the Denver concert scene. As always, this week in Denver concerts includes a wide variety of genres at a wide variety of venues. It’s crazy to think that August is almost over, but it’s more reason to get out there and have some fun, especially before the outdoor venues wind down their summer schedules.

Monday, August 20

Recommended: Niall Horan w/ Maren Morris @ Red Rocks

On Monday, former One Direction member Niall Horan is taking his solo act to Red Rocks. Horan began his solo career last year with the release of his debut album Flicker. This is Horan’s first show at Red Rocks and you have the chance to be a witness. Joining Horan on his Red Rocks debut is fellow artist Maren Morris. Tickets are still available for this show, so grab a pair while you still can.

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Also see…

Terry Bozzio @ Soiled Dover Underground

Monday Night MC: Local Hip-Hop Showcase @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson w/ Deadly Apples @ The Pepsi Center

Tuesday, August 21

Recommended: Sam Smith w/ Beth Ditto @ The Pepsi Center

To keep moving right along on Tuesday, Sam Smith is headlining at Pepsi Center. Smith has an extensive catalog of hit songs over the course of his career. Songs such as “Stay With Me” and “Too Good at Goodbyes” often come to mind when the soulful vocalist’s name comes up. Fellow musician Beth Ditto is set to open for Smith as they both make their way into Denver.

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Also see…

Winter @ Lost Lake

La Pompe Jazz @ Dazzle Jazz

Open Mic w/ Soul Daddy & His Band @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Leon Switch w/ Kelly Dean, Ceiva @ The Black Box

Rodrigo y Gabriela w/ Bahamas @ Red Rocks

Lydia w/ Jared & The Mill, Cherry Pools @ The Bluebird Theater

Reggae Tuesdays ft. Jon Wayne and the Pain w/ Denver Reggae Social Club Dub Sessions ft. Dan Africano (JBB), Jeff Franca (Thievery Corp), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Scott Flynn (Odesza), Ryan Jalbert + Drew Sayers (Motet), The Groove Thief @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Valley Maker @ Larimer Lounge

Wednesday, August 22

Recommended: Rod Stewart w/ Cyndi Lauper @ The Pepsi Center

If you’re looking for a bit of a blast from the past, Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper are taking over the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night. Stewart and Lauper are two legends of the music industry with a big amount of successful hits between the two of them. You might recognize Stewart’s “Have I Told You Lately” or Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and if you don’t, you need to listen to them now.

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Also see…

Starjammer   @ Goosetown Tavern

Red Shahan @ Globe Hall

Boy Hits Car w/ Swamp Rats @ Herman’s Hideaway

Felonius Smith Trio @ Four Mile Historic Park

2Soft? w/ DJ Git @ The Meadowlark

Ludoesmusic w/ Mr. Atomic, Post/War, Bailey @ Lost Lake

STEAM Wednesdays – Goldroom DJ Set @ Bar Standard

Keyboard Counterpoint: Neil Bridge & Steve Denny (Night Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Noah Becker’s Underthought (Late Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Lost Dog Ensemble (Tom Waits Tribute) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats w/ Slim Cessna’s Auto Club @ Red Rocks

Bad Bad Hats w/ Cumulus @ The Marquis Theatre

NateWantsToBattle w/ Zach Callison @ Larimer Lounge

Thursday, August 23

Recommended: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats w/ Slim Cessna’s Auto Club @ Red Rocks

On Wednesday and Thursday night, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats are coming home to Colorado as they return to the Red Rocks stage for a two-night run. Although not born in Colorado, Rateliff considers Denver his hometown, and he’s certainly become a point of pride for the city. Joining Rateliff on Thursday night is Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, making this a great showcase of Colorado talent at Red Rocks.

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Also see…

XKape w/ Bace Ventura, REM, D3TRO, GBP, Concentrates @ Lost Lake

Yuridia @ The Paramount Theatre

Rekha Ohal (Day Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Chronologue (Night Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Ripe + The Other Black @ Levitt Pavilion

Bike Night Band – Cirkus @ The Venue

The Showcase Tour @ The Black Box

Bugz In The Attic w/ Aftronaut (UK) @ The Black Box Lounge

City Hobgoblins w/ DJ Rankin Rajah (Hash from Thievery Corporation), Tyler Jacobson (Mile High Soul Club), Ginger Perry @ The Meadowlark

Esme Patterson, Adam Faucett, Bell Hoss @ Syntax Physic Opera

Tony Trahan and the Bluekrewe @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

MZG w/ Mr. Bugatti, Brisco Jones @ Larimer Lounge

The Higgs w/ Marakifi @ Globe Hall

Matthew Fowler w/ Joe Goodkin @ The Walnut Room

Delphia and Her Deltones @ Soiled Dover Underground

Twelve Years Driven w/ Kissing Judas @ Herman’s Hideaway

The Rendezvous (Denver Edition) ft. Naim Hakim, Ceiva, Max Mischief, Trisicloplox, Gloom Trench, Loup @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Friday, August 24

Recommended: Dave Matthews Band @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

The Dave Matthews Band is headed to Fiddler’s Green on Friday and Saturday night. Matthews is known for his talents as a songwriter, vocalist and guitar player. He is easily a musical triple threat, and his band only adds to the experience. Earlier this year, Matthews released his most recent album Come Tomorrow which marks the first album in six years. You have two chances to see the Dave Matthews Band in action, so grab some tickets while you can.

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Also see…

Joe Strummer Night @ Goosetown Tavern

Ancient Rave w/ LL Bishop, Ty Tek, Footer, Ginger Perry @ The Black Box Lounge

Vibesquad w/ Cualli, Eukarya, Elusiv3 @ The Black Box

Strings and The Box w/ Kenny Lee and the Young Souls, The Notecrackers @ Globe Hall

The Cody Sisters Band w/ Lundi Knight @ The Walnut Room

Charlotte Sass @ Soiled Dover Underground

Eternal Temples w/ Hellocentral, Taylor Maxwell, The Humbuckers @ Herman’s Hideaway

The Solution w/ DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez @ The Meadowlark

Club X (Night Set) @ Herb’s

Alive On Arrival (Late Set) @ Herb’s

Chromeo @ Temple Denver

Funk Club – “The Smarty Pants Dance Party” w/ DJ Jason Heller @ Syntax Physic Opera

Stylust Beats w/ Mystic Grizzly, Notorious Conduct, Godlazer, Dozier, In Motion @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Amoramora, Special Guests @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Three Days In The Saddle w/ The Bees Trees, Eixo, Ruby Hill, The Jinjas @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Float Like A Buffalo + Silver and Smoke (EP Release) w/ Two Faces West, Digg @ Lost Lake

Pegboard Nerds + Arius w/ Afterlite @ Beta Nightclub

Khiry w/ PVRTYFOUL, Special Guests @ The Roxy Theatre

Shiny Toy Guns (DJ Set) w/ Live Vocals @ Bar Standard

Ritual Fridays – Borgeous @ The Church

BOSS 302 w/ The Landgrabbers, The Vanilla Milkshakes @ The Oriental Theater

Women In Jazz ft. Ellyn Rucker (Day Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Jim Stranahan’s Little Band (Night Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Bellamy Brothers @ The Grizzly Rose

SNAP! ’90s Dance Party w/ DJ A-L @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

1964 – The Tribute @ Red Rocks

The Yawpers w/ Extra Gold, Bad Licks @ The Gothic Theatre

The Butchering (Album Release Show) w/ Angelic Desolation, ORBITER, Letter 9, Fixing God @ The Marquis Theatre

Dreamers Delight w/ Koresma @ Larimer Lounge

Saturday, August 25

Recommended: 30 Years of Reggae On The Rocks w/ Rebelution, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Common Kings, New Kingston, Jesse Royal, Zion I, Judge Roughneck, DJ Mackle @ Red Rocks

On Saturday, Reggae On The Rocks is celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a classic reggae line up that is perfect for the occasion. Names such as Rebelution, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Common Kings and more are on the bill for this year’s Reggae On The Rocks. Reggae On The Rocks is one of Red Rocks’ longest running festivals and we are so happy to see them celebrate their third decade.

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Also see…

Brent Loveday and the Dirty Dollars @ Goosetown Tavern

The Sir Band w/ Vicoda, Chloe Tang @ Globe Hall

Mike Massé @ The Walnut Room

Mary Fahl (formerly of October Project) @ Soiled Dover Underground

Catch Me Catatonic w/ Hookfish, Chainsaw Rodeo, Chainsaw Rodeo @ Herman’s Hideaway

Tribute Night @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs (Album Release) w/ The Dollhouse Thieves, Ian Mahan @ Lost Lake

Rooney + Mating Ritual @ Levitt Pavilion

FKA TYBGS @ The Meadowlark

DJ Triple XL @ Temple Denver

Weird Touch @ Syntax Physic Opera

Eighty3 @ The Venue

Zeke Beats w/ Laika Beats, DropTalk, Sather @ The Black Box

Lounge Takeover w/ Spr0uter, Agent Skwrl @ The Black Box Lounge

Lil Jon (DJ Set) @ Beta Nightclub

Shahiye of Ra w/ Enemy in I, Sulphurensis, Thoughtpilot, Forgotten Within @ The Roxy Theatre

Kerri Chandler Rooftop Party (Day Set) @ Club Vinyl

Christian Martin b2b Ardalan Rooftop Party (Night Set) @ Club Vinyl

ohGr w/ Lead Into Gold, Omniflux @ The Oriental Theater

Fareed Haque & His Funk Bros @ Dazzle Jazz

The Stan Killian Quartet @ Nocturne Jazz

Josh Abbott Band @ The Grizzly Rose

Wolf Van Elfmand (Morning Set) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

SNAP! ’90s Dance Party w/ DJ A-L (Night Set) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga @ Bellco Theatre

Dave Matthews Band @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Waka Flocka Flame w/ Junglepussy, Just Call Me Carl @ The Ogden Theatre

Lola Black Album Release w/ Son Survivor, Sharone & The Wind, Right Before Rain @ The Gothic Theatre

Conquer Everest (Album Release Show) w/ It’s Always Sunny in Tijuana, Remain and Sustain, Doomsday for the Destroyer @ The Marquis Theatre

Yuno @ Larimer Lounge

Sunday, August 26

Recommended: The Brevet + One Flew West @ Levitt Pavilion

To wrap things up on Sunday, California’s The Brevet is teaming up with Denver’s own One Flew West to take over Levitt Pavilion. The Brevet and One Flew West share a similar acoustic rock sound, making this show a solid pairing of bands from different places. If you’re looking for a rocking way to spend a Sunday, this will be the show to see. Oh, and this event is free to the public which makes it even better.

More info here.

Also see…

Sawyer Fredericks & Parsonsfield @ Soiled Dover Underground

Bobaflex w/ Kirra, ONE FROM NONE @ Herman’s Hideaway

Frightened Rabbit Tribute ft. Cody Statz, Anthony Ruptak, CJ Kjolhede, Brennan Mackey w/ Special Guests Vigil & Thieves @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Straight White Teeth w/ Modern Leisure, Whole Milk @ Lost Lake

SNAP! ’90s Dance Party (Morning Set) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Pink Matters @ The Meadowlark

Denver On My Mind – Americana Series @ The Black Buzzard

The Connor Terrones Quartet @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

30 Years of Reggae On The Rocks w/ Rebelution, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Chronixx, Common Kings, Through The Roots, Zion I, Mikey Pauker, DJ Mackle @ Red Rocks

Blackalicious @ The Marquis Theatre

Ceramic Animal w/ The Evening Attraction, Backseat Vinyl @ Larimer Lounge

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